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contentsoctober2009 VOLUME 35, NUMBER 1 18 FEATURES 18 Control on the Edge Surveyors use a combination of skill and technology to handle a complex project on a remote Alaskan island. by Christine L. Grahl 24 COLUMNS 45 Safety Sense Watch out for the new OSHA. by Ronald E. Koons 47 The Business Side Employee training: the key to success. by Milton E. Denny, PLS 24 Hurricane Watch Louisiana’s GULFNet provides reliable elevations when it really matters. by Craig R. Dylan departments 6 Web Site/Digital Edition Contents 10 Editor’s Points 14 Newsline 49 51 57 57 New & Notable Classified Ads Fun & Games Ad Index 30 The Need for Speed Surveyors play a key role in the APBA Gold Cup races in Detroit. by Michael F.H. DeDecker, PS SPECIAL SECTION: MAPPING 36 The Magic Bullet LiDAR trumps traditional surveying and mapping methods in a State of Ohio imagery project. by Bob Brinkman, CP PLS, and , Brian Stevens, CP upnextmonth • Imaging Applications • Software Solutions • Geodetic/Control Surveying 40 From the Ground Up Change in the air. by Mark E. Meade, PE, PLS, CP aboutthecover Volunteer surveyors at the 2009 APBA Gold Cup races in Detroit got a firsthand look at the winning hydroplane—the U16 Ellstrom Miss Elam driven by Dave Villwock. Photo by Robert F. Peters. Story on page 30. 43 Professional Topography Our love-hate relationship with mapping and GIS. by Joseph V.R. Paiva, PE, PS, PhD P .O.B. POINT OF BEGINNING Volume 35, Number 1, (ISSN 0739-3865) is published 12 times annually, monthly, by BNP Media, 2401 W. Big Beaver Rd., Suite 700, Troy, MI 48084-3333. Telephone: (248) 362-3700, Fax: (248) 362-0317. No charge for subscriptions to qualified individuals. Annual rate for subscriptions to nonqualified individuals in the U.S.A.: $104.00 USD. Annual rate for subscriptions to nonqualified individuals in Canada: $137.00.00 USD (includes GST & postage); all other countries: $154.00 (int’l mail) payable in U.S. funds. Printed in the U.S.A. Copyright 2009, by BNP Media. All rights reserved. The contents of this publication may not be reproduced in whole or in part without the consent of the publisher. The publisher is not responsible for product claims and representations. Periodicals Postage Paid at Troy, MI and at additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: P .O.B. POINT OF BEGINNING, P Box .O. 2147, Skokie, IL 60076. Canada Post: Publications Mail Agreement #40612608. GST account: 131263923. Send returns (Canada) to Bleuchip International, P Box 25542, London, ON, N6C 6B2. Change of address: Send old address .O. label along with new address to P .O.B. POINT OF BEGINNING, P Box 2147, Skokie, IL 60076. For single copies or back issues: contact Ann Kalb at (248) 244-6499 or KalbA@bnpmedia.com. .O. OCTOBER 2009 | Point of Beginning | www.pobonline.com Printed in USA http://www.pobonline.com

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Point of Beginning - October 2009

Point of Beginning - October 2009
Web Site/Digital Edition Contents
Editor’s Points
Control on the Edge
Hurricane Watch
The Need for Speed
A Digital Desert
31 Degrees of Latitude
Taming the Wild GIS
The Magic Bullet
From the Ground Up
Professional Topography
Safety Sense
The Business Side
New & Notable
Classified Ads
Fun & Games
Ad Index

Point of Beginning - October 2009